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word that comes after a letter sent to president obama and the u.s. senator have tested positively at least initially for the deadly poison ricin. we're just learning that president obama will deliver a statement on the gun control measure that just failed in congress. he will go to the white house rose garden. this hour we'll have live coverage of the president deeply disappointed because they have failed to pass these, even these modified background check expansion regulations. meanwhile, authorities are supposed to come out fairly soon to brief us on the latest investigation in the boston marathon bombings. we're getting conflicting word on when that might happen if in fact it will happen. but two sources do with knowledge of the investigation say authorities want to question a person seen on video, a person seen on video as a possible suspect in the attack. let's bring in our chief national correspondent john king. our security analyst as well. they're here. juliet will be walking in momentarily. john, let's update our viewers on what we know right now as far as the criminal in
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to bring it up again for a vote. president obama put the blame squarely at the feet of senate republicans. >> obama: families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders, not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> michael: the amendment's odds looked so dim that joe manchin took to the senate floor this morning to make background a national security issue, by tying it to the fbi's most-wanted terrorist. >> our gun laws are so outdated and so out of whack that even this person who wants to do damage and harm to every american, even this american has figured out how to exploit them to arm themselves and people like him in our country. >> michael: connecticut senator chris murphy saw the result coming from a mile away. last night he tweeted . . . murphy of course represents newtown. in the 241 days since the slaughter of 20 school children and six educators, at least 3,482 amer
to president obama. this today after ricin was found in a letter addressed to republican senator roger wicker yesterday. press secretary jay carney was asked about the ricin mail to the president earlier this morning. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president that at a offsite mail facility was noticed to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation, of course, and has said in its statement that they will be conducting further tests to determine what the nature of the substance is. >> well, the fbi had their hands full with ricin letters. the capitol hill bomb squad was very busy today too. several suspicious packages were reported at these senate offices. senator carl levin democrat, richard shelby republican. jeff flake republican. joe manchin democrat. and most recently joe cornyn republican. all suspicious packages all have been cleared as safe. the level of anxiety over our safety is peeking not too dissimilar to those extremely tense days following 9/11. remember the rumors anthrax is in your building? people
liquid. >>> president obama will hold a press conference at 5:30 eastern following the failure of senate bipartisan plan on background checks. let's bring in nbc white house toernt kristen welker. what can you tell us what the president is expected to say at 5:30? >> reporter: karen, he's going to react to the fact that the manchin/toomey compromise was just defeated in the senate. and i expect we will hear him make similar arguments for expanding background checks to the ones that we have heard him make in the past. you'll probably hear him reference the fact that according to polls, 90% of americans actually support expanding background checks. this is a defeat, obviously, for toomey and manchin and the senators who supported this legislation. but it's also a defeat for president obama. he, of course, made enacting stiffer gun laws one of his key goals in this second term in the wake of the newtown tragedy. he has been traveling across the country, pressing for this. meeting with newtown families. of course, the newtown families came here. they were here on capitol hill all of last wee
one, though it is a round he lost. after the senate voted down one of president obama legacy items a spectator shouted shame on you as vice-president biden tryied to bring the chamber back to order. >> knowing they were likely to fail biden declared in a google hang out they will prevail eventually. >> a lot of guys and women say i will have to look the nra and gun groupps in the eye. that's true. you also have to look the parents in the eye. >> republican senator rand paul said the president overplayed his hand by using the newtown family. >> it is still saddens me to see them . i think that in some cases, the president used them as props and that disas me. >> that drew a sharp rejoinder from jay carner. >> the newtown families are not re because of the president but they are here because their children were murder asking the senate to do something common sense. >> senator joe manchin is the democrat partner with pat toomey. the west virginia pled with republican colleagues and handful of conservative democrats to help him reach the 60 votes. >> i understand the political stakes f
leader harry reid voted no. that's procedural so he can vote to reverse the vote. it's a senate technique. president obama will be making remarks in the rose garden right there at 5:30 eastern, a few minutes from now. casey hunt and howard fineman. casey, you and i have been -- you've been helping me on the phone the last couple of days. it looks to me a pretty dreary result in that it looked like it was moving up before the horror in boston a week or two. i'm not sure, did it ever look to you like it was going to reach 60 and then fell back? or was it never really close enough to 60 to make it? >> the point at which we -- the mood up here said that it could reach 60 was really that vote that they held to start debate on the gun bill. that got more republican votes than folks up here had expected. it's kind of been a downhill slide ever since then. this coat, there were many more republicans this time around as you just showed who voted no on manchin/toomey at the end of the day, even though they voted to start this debate. >> then it goes back to howard and i. howard, you don't think tha
obama contained a suspicious substance it was intercepted tuesday at an off-site mail facility. nbc news learned the letter came from the same person suspected of mailing a letter to mississippi senator roger wicker this week which field tested positive for the poison ricin. >> review by a washington-based think tank it, quote, indisputable that the u.s. engaged in torture following the nefb terror attacks and the bush administration bears responsibility. the report by the constitution project looked at prisoners interrogated at guantanamo bay, in afghanistan, and iraq and secret cia prisons. john bolton calls the report completely divorced from reality. >>> american airlines is hope for nye near normal operations today one day after the massive computer melt down canceled almost 1,000 flights tuesday and left thousands of other passengers stranded. american apologized for the outage that effected reservations, boarding passes, even the pumping of fuel on planes. now, it left many passengers in long lines and unable to book other flights. >>> new trouble today for former south carolina g
,000, the obama justice department prosecuted only 44. that's 44 out of over 48,000. and at the hearing, we saw a police chief who yelled at a senator and said he didn't have time to worry about paperwork violations. i would submit, mr. president, that if a convicted felon is trying to illegally buy a gun, that's not a paperwork violation. and that is a prime area for focusing law enforcement resources to figure out why that felon wants a gun and to go and prosecute him. if a fugitive fleeing from justice tries to illegally purchase a gun, we need to have the resources to prosecute it. one of the things this bill does is creates a task force in the departments of justice devoted to prosecuting felons and fugitives who attempt to illegally purchase guns. and it provides $50 million, $10 million a year over five years, to give the additional resources to make sure that when the felons and fugitives try to illegally purchase guns, we go after them, we prosecute them, we put them away and we prevent them from acquiring those guns and using them in horrific acts of violence. a second aspect of this
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